'KKK' spray painted on Burton home - WNEM TV 5

'KKK' spray painted on Burton home

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Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a Mid-Michigan home as a possible hate crime. 

Investigators said during the overnight hours of Monday, June 26 into Tuesday morning, someone spray painted "KKK" along with profanity on the home in southeast Burton.

"It's like, I'm the type of person who has an answer for everything. I don't have an answer for this," Gaynell Richardson said.

She said her family was shocked when they discovered racist graffiti on her husband's vehicle and the exterior of their home.

"My daughter called to tell us that something was on dad's car and we should come and look at it because she was on her way to work," Gaynell Richardson said.

Her husband Larry said he never expected to find vandalism of this type. He said their home was also vandalized earlier this year.

"In March I had come home and I noticed my back window was broke. Somebody had threw some rocks at it," Larry Richardson said.

The two said they don't know if the incidents are related, but they now installed a security system.

"You see it on television, but I didn't expect me. I've been in this community for over 13 years. We have a beautiful community. Our neighbors have been here for us. My neighbor over here, he went out and bought some stuff to help me clean the house and offered, just to show love," Larry Richardson said.

The Richardsons said they are ready to move on with their lives as they work to clean the graffiti off of their home.

"Who knows out of this, maybe some good will happen. Maybe the person who done it maybe they realize what they've done. And it's not right and maybe it might change them," Larry Richardson said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Burton Police Department at 810-742-2542.

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